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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Edition No 920 

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  11/9/2014: MOVIES NOW No. 26 STARTS OCT 29
“Love the concept and really enjoyed the course, it makes you look at movies differently,” wrote one of the 70 participants of Movies Now No 25 (July 2014); the concept being that new movies are screened unannounced prior to their commercial release and then discussed, with presenter Andrew L. Urban and a special guest, if possible someone from the movie.
  16/10/2014: FILM & TV PIRACY INCREASING – NEW RESEARCH
Research officially released today by IP Awareness Foundation, shows online film and television piracy is increasing in Australia, with 29% of Australian adults admitting to being active pirates.
  16/10/2014: MOVIE CONVENTION - OUTSTANDING INDEPENDENT EXHIBITORS HONOURED
The Australian Independent Distributors Association (AIDA) hosted its traditional annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the 69th Australian International Movie Convention at Jupiters Hotel & Casino this evening.
  16/10/2014: MOVIE CONVENTION – BOX OFFICE AWARDS
The annual Box Office Achievement Awards were announced and presented at the 69th Australian International Movie Convention at Jupiters Hotel & Casino this week.
  16/10/2014: PRESTIGIOUS RUSSIAN FILM FESTIVAL - 11th SEASON
Russian Resurrection, the largest and most distinguished celebration of Russian cinema outside of Russia, will launch its 2014 season around the country on October 28, and for the first time, in New Zealand.
 
  23/10/2014: ASIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS – LINE UP CONFIRMED
Official competition for the eighth Asia Pacific Screen Awards has now closed with over 250 feature films from 42 Asia Pacific countries and areas in contention for the region’s highest accolade in film.
  23/10/2014: BRITISH FILM FEST 2014 – HIGHLIGHTS
Returning for its second year exclusively to Palace Cinema locations, the Emirates British Film Festival is thrilled to announce highlights from its 2014 program.
  23/10/2014: MOVIE CONVENTION 2014 HONOURS ZAREH NALBANDIAN
The 69th Australian International Movie Convention celebrated its traditional Gala Wrap function by honouring two of the industry’s finest.
  23/10/2014: TANGO UNDERPANTS ON A ROLL
Following this week’s win of the Nicolas Baudin Prize for Best Short Film at the Cinéma des Antipodes in Saint-Tropez, multi award-winning short film Tango Underpants will screen on SBS Television next month, before heading to the Toronto International Short Film Festival for its Canadian premiere.
  23/10/2014: THE DRESSMAKER GETS MADE
Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, Academy Award nominated Australian actress Judy Davis, PLUS Australian-born international movie stars Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games trilogy) and Hugo Weaving (Matrix, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of The Desert) have started shooting The Dressmaker, a tale of love, revenge and haute couture.
  25/9/2014: THE RUSSIANS ARE COMING – ON SCREEN
The 2014 edition of Russian Resurrection (Oct. 28 – Nov. 23, around Australia) will also make a debut in New Zealand (Oct. 24-27); it will exhibit 14 new Russian films and 6 retrospective films, including Akira Kurosawa’s Dersu Uzala, winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Alexander Kott’s Test, winner of the 2014 Kinotavr Film Festival’s Best Film.
 
  30/10/2014: NEW FELLOWSHIP TO HONOUR COMPOSER PETER SCULTHORPE
A Fellowship will be created to honour the contribution of Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to Australia’s musical heritage.
 
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